1 February 2011

The Shabby Tea Room # 47 - Get Creative

Good morning crafters and blogging friends!

I've spent all morning making this card to enter into the Shabby Tea Room challenge Get Creative - you know how it is when you have an idea in your head - you try it out - it doesn't work so you play around a bit more and end up with something completely different from which you originally wanted!  Yep that happened this morning more or less - the background has come out as I wanted it to but first thing this morning it was pink stamped on white!  Today TSTR is hosted by Clare and she wants you to create a card without using any patterned papers and to create your own handmade emblishments!  A great challenge Clare and its certainly kept me busy (well who wants to do ironing anyway...... LOL)

So here is my entry for the The Shabby Tea Room # 47 challenge:-

and a close up on some detail

So here is my card recipe if you are interested:-

Stamped background swirls and the sentiment and frame using clear pigment ink and heat embossed with silver pearl embossing powder.  My flower is handmade see my earlier post here.  I pressed my flower into the clear pigment ink pad and then sprinkled over the silver pearl embossing powder and embossed it.  I also distressed the edge of the flower, the outside edge of the card and the matted sentiment with white acrylic paint applied with finger!  The matt for the sentiment has been punched with a MS border punch to add a pretty detail.  I then finished off the card with some seam binding under the flower and small white pearls.

Hope you like today's efforts I'm off to make a coffee and have a biscuit (naughty!) - but sometimes you just have to!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting

Tina
XXX

19 comments:

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, very elegant colour. To answer your question the background paper on my nurse card was a stamp from Stampin Up. Have a great day. :)

Diane said...

Gorgeous...love all the details, I can see why you spent alot of time on it...it certainly shows!!

Debbie said...

Simply LOVELY! The monochromatic color palette is pretty and what gorgeous embossing and handmade flower - WOW! Thanks for sharing with us this week in the Tea Room :)

nnalorac said...

Wow!! Tina, your card jumped out at me, so lush. Love that gorgeous flower, the swirly background, the colours and the msimplicity of your card is just stunning. Carolxx

CinnamonSally said...

Love this card Tina, so elegant and your flower is stunning. Good Luck with the challenge.

PapierGirl said...

Gorgeous - love the Kraft and white...so elegant! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

mudmaven said...

This is a real stunner Tina! Simply lovely. Great job on the handmade flower and I just love that background! Gorgeous. ~chris

lotte chew said...

wow!!! very beautiful and elegant

Simply Create said...

Just caught this on the side bar of the blog, love this card, so classy!

Katy said...

Gorgeous card Tina, I have that swirl stamp and I love how elegant it looks.

Shirley said...

I am lucky to have seen this card "in the flesh" as they say and I love it. Fabulous idea and a truly gorgeous card. I love how you made the flower and thank you for the tuition on how to make it. I hope my flowers turn out as good as yours.

Shirley

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! What a beautiful and elegant card Tina! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room! :)

Charlene said...

Very gorgeous card!! I really love the flower and the flourishs!

Ribbon Girl said...

I love your card - at first I thought it was made of milk chocolate it looks so yummy and your hand made flower is beautiful! I've been fancying making some fabric flowers and I think you've just inspired me! Mary G

Terrie B x said...

Tina your card is `beautiful`..
check out my blog!!!:) xxx

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Wrightboysmum said...

Fab card with the kraft cardstock.It's fab sometimes the original idea is good but the unexpected path is better. Love it.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, Tina! Despite the long "journey" getting to this end result, it was worth it. This is super sophisticated and beautiful.

Pattie said...

Gorgeous! I love the white on kraft! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room!

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